THE NEW YORK TIMES | Fractured Forests Are Endangering Wildlife, Scientists Find

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Published: 6Dec2019

A study published on Thursday may help resolve what has been a strident debate, showing why many species are vulnerable to the fragmenting of forests while others are not. Animals in places with a long history of disturbances are relatively resilient, the researchers found. Species that have existed in stable habitats for thousands of years are far more sensitive.

“They are taking a new approach on a global scale,” said Anna Hargreaves, an evolutionary ecologist at McGill University in Montreal, said of the scientists. “I find it compelling.”

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